June 02, 2021 By BridgeAthletic

Collecting Valuable Data with Adam Virgile


In this episode of Powering Performance, we are joined by Adam Virgile, Sports Science Coordinator and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vermont. Tune in to hear Adam and our host Ryan Carroll discuss collecting repeatable and useful data through KPIs, the evolving role of Sports Scientist, and how to use data to drive decision-making. 

Ways to listen: 




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Check out these three highlights:

1. Adam explains the importance of testing for specific and repeatable KPIs. 

"I think it's important to have specific things that you're looking for in different areas. I think that mainly what we're talking about here are KPIs in the Strength and Conditioning world. So for me, I'd probably start with the activities that the athlete is expected to perform in the sport, knowing what their position is, knowing what sport they play and what movements they need to perform and the intensity of those movements, as well as the expectations of the coaching staff for what the athlete is supposed to do."


2. Adam shares how he sees the role of Sports Scientists shifting to be more focused and how that will help with data collection.  

"Teams are going to be acquiring sports scientists. They're going to need people with specific skill sets that are not necessarily related to training athletes to just manage the collection of that data, which is compiled by or complicated by the increase in technology and data available. "


3. Adam speaks to how Sports Science tools can be used to drive decision-making.

"I like to collect some information on psychology, semi-routinely, just how people are feeling. I think that's an important driver of intent that they have when they exercise, which influences the adaptations that they might get. "



Connect with Adam Virgile

Email: adam.virgile@gmail.com

Twitter: @adamvirgile

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Thanks to Adam Virgile for joining us! 

About the Author


At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.

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